|1942 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1942 record||6–4 (3–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Ray Eliot (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1942 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Ohio State †||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1942 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1942 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 6–4 record and finished in a tie for third place in the Big Ten Conference. End Elmer Engel was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 26||South Dakota*||W 46–0|
|October 3||Butler*||W 67–0|
|October 10||Minnesota||W 20–13|
|October 17||at No. 19 Iowa||No. 5||W 12–7|
|October 24||No. 8 Notre Dame*||No. 5||L 14–21|
|October 31||at No. 13 Michigan||No. 12||L 14–28|
|November 7||at Northwestern||No. 20||W 14–7|
|November 14||at No. 10 Ohio State||No. 13||L 20–44|
|November 21||Great Lakes Navy*||L 0–6|
|November 28||at Camp Grant*||W 20–0||5,000|
- ↑ "1942 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1942-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- ↑ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book". University of Illinois. 2015. p. 155. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/fightingillini.com/documents/2015/8/3/3_History_7_30.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- ↑ Vaughan, Irving (November 29, 1942). "Illinois Beats Camp Grant by 20 to 0 Margin". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. B2.
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